July 2016

South Beach Hotspot: Lincoln Road

South Beach is full of fun things to do. One area that stands out for its activities and offerings is Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road is a miles-long road filled with shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, shows, and more. The best part? It’s pedestrian only! There are no cars or trolleys or buses getting in the way of you exploring the area. Lincoln Road runs between Alton Road and Washington Avenue.

While strolling down the street, you’ll see many beautiful window displays, street performers, and people dining outdoors. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, this street has some of the best restaurants in South Beach; there is American, Middle Eastern, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine offerings. Some restaurant stand outs include: The Van Dyke Café, Icebox Café, The Frieze Ice Cream Factory, Pizza Rustica, Sushi Samba, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Shake Shack, Yard House, Baires Grill, Yuca, Colette Little French Bistro, Meat Market, Huahua, Serendipity3, Rosa Mexicano, Juvia, and Doraku. Every Sunday morning, there is a farmers market for you to grab fresh produce; it also has several vendors a variety of other items, including antiques.

Even more so than the food, Lincoln Road is famously known for its shopping. Vendors on the streets sell things like handcrafted jewelry and origami. The area is basically a giant outdoor mall. Situated in beautiful buildings, shoppers can shop at H&M, Zara, Gap, Forever 21, Aldo, American Apparel, Apple, Athleta, Bebe, Books & Books, CB2, Crocs, Fossil, J Crew, Macy’s, Pandora, Swarovski, Victoria’s Secrets, and so much more!

Looking for a happy hour spot after all that shopping? Haven, Maya Tapas & Grill, Nexxt Café, Doraku, Vice Lounge, and Haven all offer happy hour specials. For a spectacular view of the ocean, Juvia is at penthouse level and is a great place to drink.

The Lincoln Road Mall area is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Explore Lincoln Road

Whether you want to shop till you drop, go people watching, experience some fine dining, or grab a drink, Lincoln Road is definitely a place you want to check out in South Beach. After a long day exploring the area, you’ll want to crash in a beautiful nearby hotel. The Cavalier Hotel is in the heart of South Beach and is near even more attractions and restaurants for you to explore. To book a room at the Cavalier, call 305-673-1199 or click here.

The Parks of South Beach

When you’re in South Beach, you certainly plan to spend time outdoors, right? Of course, many people head to the beach, or wander the streets to explore and experience the area. However, South Beach is also home to some great parks for people to spend time and explore to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather of the Sunshine State.

South Pointe Park
1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach | Hours: Monday to Sunday, sunrise to 10 p.m.
This park has walking path, a food stand, restrooms, water fountains, a scenic observation deck, a bark park (a social setting for dogs), tot lot and an interactive water feature. This park offers 360 degrees of ocean views, and it is home to several art sculptures.

SoundScape Park
400 17th St., Miami Beach
SoundScape Park is right next to the world-class attraction New World Symphony. The park features an audio-visual program, which provide a space for people to watch and hear concerts and watch movies in an outdoor movie theater. There are several pathways and white concrete walls that were built for seating. The park is 2.5 acres. This park also has a lot of unique architectural designs throughout, like hand-painted aluminum structures.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park
2nd Street and Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
This park has beach access, playgrounds designed for children ages 2 to 12, a water fountain, a shaded structure, restrooms, and lots of green space.

Washington Park & Community Garden
201 2nd St., Miami Beach | Hours: Monday to Sunday, sunrise to sunset.
This park features two, double-gated dog runs, drinking fountains, benches, play areas, and doggie water spickets. So, this is a great place to bring your dog!

Explore South Beach
South Beach is certainly meant to be experienced outside! These beautiful parks are great places to sit and read a book, get a tan, take a nap, have a picnic, get some exercise, meet up with friends, ride a bike, or look at the ocean. Want to stay nearby these pretty parks? Book your stay at the Cavalier Hotel located on Ocean Drive, which is within walking distance to these parks. To book a room, call 305-673-1199 or click here.